‘No extinctions’: Polar bears survived periods when the Arctic had no ice

Former Vice President Al Gore shocked Americans in “An Inconvenient Truth” when he said polar bears were drowning because global warming was melting Arctic sea ice, but now a new study shows that polar bears did just fine even when there was no ice covering the Arctic.

By |2016-01-12T00:21:51+00:00January 11th, 2016|Guest Insights|Comments Off on ‘No extinctions’: Polar bears survived periods when the Arctic had no ice

America is falling behind in the new cold war over Arctic oil and gas

CFACT policy analyst Marita Noon reports that President Obama's made dash to prevent U.S. oil and gas activities in the very profitable Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) may stem more from Russian money funneled to U.S.-based environmental nonprofits -- and the desire of the President to please such groups -- than from any intelligent rationale for declaring these rich lands off limits to the minimal development needed for resource extraction. Russia, meanwhile, is conducting military-scale operations in a possible effort to take physical control of the entire Arctic region.

By |2015-02-03T07:57:08+00:00February 2nd, 2015|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on America is falling behind in the new cold war over Arctic oil and gas

Gullible sailors get trapped by Arctic ice

After hearing predictions from the Sierra Club and BBC that the Arctic Sea would be ice free this past summer due to global warming, a variety of adventurous yacht, sailboat, rowboat, and even kayak owners thought it would be neat to sail the fabled Northwest Passage.

By |2013-12-24T19:19:36+00:00October 21st, 2013|Just the Facts Radio|Comments Off on Gullible sailors get trapped by Arctic ice

Gullible Green sailors trapped in the Arctic

The risks run by the Arctic boaters are obvious. Modern society is running less obvious risks based on the same sort of naïve advice coming from the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and a host of like-minded “saviors of the planet.” What about the poor and elderly Britons and Germans who have frozen to death in their homes because they couldn’t afford the higher costs of gas and electricity imposed by “renewable fuels”? What about the millions of Third World mothers and children who die of lung diseases every year as it is politically incorrect to give them access to tiny amounts of kerosene for heating and cooking. The alternative is burning dung and charcoal in indoor, poorly ventilated fires.

By |2013-12-28T17:29:53+00:00September 19th, 2013|CFACT Insights|69 Comments